What were you doing five years ago (December, 2003)?
- spending the first Christmas without my parents who died within 9 weeks of each other in January and April of that year
- teaching in a middle school language center in Fort Worth, Texas
- learning to be "on my own" with no one to answer to for the first time in 59 years
- writing fan fiction for The Big Valley website
- beginning to think about retirement in the near future
What are five jobs that you've had?
- cafeteria server (in college)
- library assistant (in college)
- residential assistant/switchboard (in college)
- front-desk receptionist and general flunkie
- educational consultant for a software company
(I know that's six, but I learned a lot doing all of them!)
What are five things on your list today? (Since this is the end of the day, I'll list 5 things I've accomplished)
- organized notebook of possible writing contests, submissions
- updated "to do" lists re: writing
- installed new magicJack plug-in and software to provide internet phone service with free incoming/outgoing 24/7
- changed sheets
- sorted laundry
What are five snacks that you enjoy?
- string cheese
What are five things you would do if you were a billionaire?
- Have a fund from which to contribute to so many worthy causes that crop up daily
- Buy a motorhome
- Travel in Europe
- Visit Washington D.C.
- Build a writing retreat (like right outside the back door!)
The possibilities for these excercises are endless and interesting--and make one remember the past and think about the future.
I recommend The Muffin. It comes to my inbox on a daily basis and is great reading!